Producer Questions Archive 2015

I am planning on grazing cover crops (double cropped forage) this fall. Should I be concerned about nitrates? (November 4, 2015)

I have some sorghum sudan hay and oat hay that I tested for nitrates. It tested on the high side of what is acceptable for level of nitrates to be fed to pregnant cows. Do you have any suggestions for feeding high nitrate forage? Can I still feed this to my cows? (October 6, 2015)

What would be an appropriate way to determine a fair cow lease agreement? (Sept 3, 2015)

I have a lot of sweet clover in my hay fields and pastures this year. I have heard that sometimes cattle eating sweet clover, especially hay with sweet clover in it can have problems. What can I do to avoid these problems? (July 22, 2015)

How is calving distribution calculated and how important is it? (June 18, 2015)

How can I get late calving cows to breed earlier so they calve earlier in the calving season next year? (May 1, 2015)

When should you consider giving a new-born calf colostrum? (March 10, 2015)

Are colostrum replacements a good alternative to give a calf if I can't get natural colostrum? (January 28, 2015)